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MicroSCOPE: Enabling access control in searchable encryption with the use of attribute-based encryption and SGX

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecure IT Systems - 24th Nordic Conference, NordSec 2019, Proceedings
EditorsAslan Askarov, René Rydhof Hansen, Willard Rafnsson
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783030350543
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventNordic Conference on Secure IT Systems - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 18 Nov 201920 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11875 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceNordic Conference on Secure IT Systems


Secure cloud storage is considered as one of the most important problems that both businesses and end-users take into account before moving their private data to the cloud. Lately, we have seen some interesting approaches that are based either on the promising concept of Symmetric Searchable Encryption (SSE) or on the well-studied field of Attribute-Based Encryption (ABE). Our construction, MicroSCOPE, combines both ABE and SSE to utilize the advantages of each technique. Finally, we enhance our construction with an access control mechanism by utilizing the functionality provided by SGX.


  • Access control, Attribute-Based Encryption, Cloud security, Hybrid encryption, Policies, Storage protection, Symmetric Searchable Encryption

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland